Information literacy research: the evolution of the relational approach

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Gunton, Lyndelle, Bruce, Christine and Davis, Kate. 2014. "Information literacy research: the evolution of the relational approach." Du, Jia Tina, Zhu, Qinghua and Koronios, Andy (ed.) Library and information science research in Asia-Oceania: theory and practice. United States. IGI Global. pp. 82-101
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Information literacy research: the evolution of the relational approach

Book Chapter CategoryEdited book (chapter)
ERA Publisher ID2177
Book TitleLibrary and information science research in Asia-Oceania: theory and practice
AuthorsGunton, Lyndelle (Author), Bruce, Christine (Author) and Davis, Kate (Author)
EditorsDu, Jia Tina, Zhu, Qinghua and Koronios, Andy
Page Range82-101
SeriesAdvances in Library and Information Science (ALIS) Book Series
Chapter Number6
Number of Pages19
Year2014
PublisherIGI Global
Place of PublicationUnited States
ISBN9781466651586
9781466651593
ISSN2326-4136
2326-4144
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-5158-6.ch006
Web Address (URL)https://www.igi-global.com/gateway/chapter/99954
Abstract

Information literacy is an issue of growing global concern. Amidst changing technologies, our information worlds intersect with all aspects of our lives. This chapter introduces the relational approach to information literacy, its evolution, application in contemporary research, and emerging directions. It presents the approach, as introduced by Australian researchers, as an integration of experiential, contextual, and transformational perspectives. The chapter first reflects on the wider information literacy domain and then addresses the development of the relational approach, its fundamental elements and characteristics, as well as its adoption in key contexts. The chapter also explores significant studies that have contributed to its evolution and considers the impact of the development of the relational framework and related research. The chapter concludes with a focus on new directions emerging from the relational understanding of information literacy.

Keywordsinformation literacy, relational approach
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020461099. Library and information studies not elsewhere classified
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Byline AffiliationsQueensland University of Technology
Journal TitleLibrary and Information Science Research in Asia-Oceania: Theory and Practice
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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